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Heinrich Reichert (1949-2019)

Posted by on September 10th, 2019

This obituary by Sonia Sen and K. VijayRaghavan was recently published in Development Heinrich Reichert, Professor Emeritus at the University of Basel, Switzerland, passed away on the 13th of June 2019 after a prolonged illness. Heinrich described himself as ‘a hedonist when it came to science’ because he said it gave him great pleasure. It was[…]

Obituary: Jarema Malicki (1965-2019)

Posted by on March 6th, 2019

This obituary by Colin Johnson recently appeared in Development. Jarema Malicki, a pioneer in developmental studies of the vertebrate retina, died on 4th January 2019, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. Here, I reflect on Jarema’s life and work, with a particular focus on his research interests in zebrafish as a model organism for vertebrate[…]

Obituary: Tokindo S. Okada (1927-2017)

Posted by on May 24th, 2017

This obituary by Hisato Kondoh and Harukazu Nakamura first appeared in Development, May 15th 2017.      Tokindo S. Okada (here referred to as TSO) was one of the leaders who steered developmental biology in new directions when this field was at its turning point around 1980. He also made invaluable contributions to the creation of a global[…]

Obituary: Hans Meinhardt (1938-2016)

Posted by on March 29th, 2016

This obituary first appeared in Development.   Patrick Müller and Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard reflect on the life and career of their colleague Hans Meinhardt.   Hans Meinhardt, a pioneer in the field of theoretical biology, died on 11 February 2016 in Tübingen. He made numerous important contributions to developmental biology by spearheading the use of mathematical models[…]

In Memory of Marcos Vidal (1974-2016)

Posted by on January 13th, 2016

This obituary was written by Ross Cagan and Eyal Gottlieb, and first appeared in Disease Models & Mechanisms.   With the untimely death of Marcos Vidal, we have lost a good friend and a creative, brilliant colleague who made important contributions to the field of cancer biology through fruit fly research. Marcos began his research into Drosophila at Ross Cagan’s laboratory in[…]

Yoshiki Sasai: stem cell Sensei

Posted by on August 21st, 2014

This obituary first appeared in Development.   Stefano Piccolo looks back at the life and research of his friend and colleague Yoshiki Sasai.   On 5 August 2014, Yoshiki Sasai died at the age of 52, near to the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan. This is the institute that he had helped to establish and painstakingly[…]

Obituary: Walter J. Gehring (1939-2014)

Posted by on August 4th, 2014

This obituary first appeared in Development. Also read other obituaries about Walter Gehring in Science, EMBO Journal and Developmental Cell.   Alex Schier looks back at the life and research of his graduate mentor and friend Walter Gehring.   Walter Gehring, one of the fathers of modern developmental biology, died on May 29th 2014 from the injuries sustained[…]

Obituary: Julian Hart Lewis (1946-2014)

Posted by on June 25th, 2014

This obituary first appeared in Development.   Paul Martin and David Ish-Horowicz look back on the life and work of their long-time friend and colleague Julian Lewis, who passed away on April 30th 2014.   Julian Lewis made unique contributions to several areas of cell, developmental and theoretical biology. He combined a formidable intellect and mathematical training with experimental dexterity[…]

Matthew H. Kaufman (1942-2013) – mouse developmental anatomist

Posted by on October 7th, 2013

This post was first published in Development.   Jonathan Bard, long-time colleague and friend in Edinburgh, recalls the life and work of the mouse developmental anatomist Matt Kaufman, who died in August 2013.   Matt Kaufman was the leading mouse developmental anatomist of his generation and played key roles in three major aspects of mouse research.[…]

Mike Gaze (1925-2012)

Posted by on October 1st, 2012

We recently learned that Mike Gaze passed away last month. In addition to running a research group working on the development of the visual system in Xenopus and heading up the NIMR‘s Division of Developmental Biology for many years, Mike was Editor of The Journal of Embryology and Experimental Morphology in the ’70s and ’80s,[…]